Best Catch Fishing Charters

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Best Catch Fishing Charters invites you on a true deep sea fishing adventure you will talk about for years to come. You can travel even more than 100 miles offshore into the real deep blue waters that hide the huge reef fish everyone wants to catch but only a few have the chance of targeting!

The charter is located in Venice, Florida and provides a first class fishing service along with an outstanding customer service. With a federally permitted boat for both pelagic and reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico, Best Catch Fishing Charters are legally allowed to take up to 6 passengers outside of 9 nautical miles and into the federal waters.

The federal offshore waters are where the majority of bigger fish species can be found in abundance. You can target Red Snapper, Black Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, Jack (African Pompano), Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, and Blackfin Tuna in huge depths and more than 100 miles offshore.

If you want to stay within the 9 miles for some nearshore fishing, you can target Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, King Mackerel, Barracuda, and smaller Groupers, too.

Best Catch is a 35’ Parker Pilothouse offshore sport fishing boat, originally built in 2007. It is powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha Four stroke engines that give it great speed and stability on the water. It features a toilet which is a huge plus on offshore trips, a bed, a kitchen, a flybridge, and all the safety and electronic equipment needed for a successful trip.

You will be offered charters of four, six, eight, ten, and twelve hours, as well as custom overnight trips. You even have the option to fish both nearshore and deep-sea offshore waters all on the same trip, so it’s really just up to you and how much time you can dedicate to the best sport for fishermen.



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  • Private trip
    2 Day Limit 24 Hour Red Snapper
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 15
    $2,970
    price breakdown
    This lifetime trip begins before sunset and ends before Sundown the following day. We attack Red Snapper at night and day aiming for a 2 day limit of Red Snapper & we also target up to a 2 day limit of Red, Scamp, Black, Yellow Edge and Gag Grouper as well as Mangrove, Lane, Vermillion & Yellowtail Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, African Pompano and Permit! Avid fishermen come fish all day & night & fill your freezers. We will grill up fresh fish while stargazing‼️ Bed, A/C, TV+ onboard!
  • Private trip
    2 Day Limit Ultimate Fish Adventure
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $2,970
    price breakdown
    This lifetime trip begins before sunset and ends before Sundown the following day. We target a 2 day limit of Red, Scamp, Black, Yellow Edge and Gag Grouper as well as Red, Mutton, Mangrove, Lane, Vermillion & Yellowtail Snapper & Tilefish; plus, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, African Pompano and Permit! Avid fishermen come fish all day & night & fill your freezers. We will grill up fresh fish for you on the water while fishing! Amenities available onboard include bed, tv, radio, A/C, toilet etc.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Liveaboard (MAX 2)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    21 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $2,795
    price breakdown
    This is the trip that will get you out truly deep sea fishing out up to 100 miles offshore catching large Various varieties of Grouper and Snapper as well as pelagic fish galore! This is for the Fishing enthusiasts and is a trip to remember. We can target specific species or go for them all.
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper 2 Day Bag Limit
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 15
    $1,995
    price breakdown
    This lifetime trip begins before midnight and ends before Sundown the following day. We attack Red Snapper at night and day aiming for a 2 day limit of Red Snapper & we also target up to a 2 day limit of Red, Scamp, Black, Yellow Edge and Gag Grouper as well as Mangrove, Lane, Vermillion & Yellowtail Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, African Pompano and Permit! Avid fishermen come fish all day & night & fill your freezers. We will grill up fresh fish while stargazing‼️ Bed, A/C, TV+ onboard!
  • Private trip
    13 Hour Red Snapper 2 Day Bag Limit
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 4:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 15
    $1,695
    price breakdown
    This trip starts just before midnight and fishes through the night and morning bite to target a 2 day bag limit of Red Snapper (which should be 4 per person). We also target lots of other snapper species as well various different types of grouper and also pelagic fish such as Blackfin Tuna, Cobia and Wahoo. African Pompano also regularly targeted on this trip. Come enjoy the shortest trip we offer that allows for a 2 day limit catch.
  • Private trip
    Deep Sea 13 Hour Double Bag Limit
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 4:15 AM
    $1,695
    price breakdown
    This trip leaves just before midnight to target a double bag limit for any in season species. Typically we go out around 40-70 miles offshore and target various snapper and grouper species at night and then target more grouper and snapper in the morning as well as possibly Pelagics like King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia etc. African Pomano and Permit also regularly targeted.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,495
    price breakdown
    This is the mother of all offshore trips with 12 hours minimum spent on the water. The trip will see you going out to the deep sea up to 70 miles offshore. This is for the serious fishermen who want to get to the springs as deep as 300+ feet. You don't want to miss the fish on this trip. African Pompano, big true Black Grouper, Gag, and Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Amberjack and who knows what else!
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper 12 Hour June & July
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 15
    $1,495
    price breakdown
    This is a 12 hour trip aimed at targeting the heavily regulated Red Snapper in deep water during our usually short Red Snapper season (last 2 years it has been around 45 days starting June 1st). We also target Red Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Black Grouper and Yellow Edge Grouper and on July 1st we target Gag Grouper also. Mangrove, Lane, Vermillion and Yellowtail Snapper also are regularly caught on these trips off the bottom. We also target Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, African Pompano and Permit!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Red Snapper + Seasonal Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $1,350
    price breakdown
    This is a 10 hour trip aimed at targeting the heavily regulated Red Snapper in deep water during our short season (last 2 years it’s been around 45 days) We also target Red Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Black Grouper and Yellow Edge Grouper and on July 1st we target Gag Grouper also. Mangrove, Lane, Vermillion and Yellowtail Snapper also are regularly caught on these trips off the bottom. We also target Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, African Pompano and Permit! You don’t want to miss this trip!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,345
    price breakdown
    This trip will last 10 hours minimum. You will go out to 50 miles offshore reaching depths of up to 150 feet. This is generally a great trip in the Red Snapper season. You can also hit limits on Grouper and other Snapper, Amberjack and lots of other fish at different times of the year. This is for the fishermen who want the full day experience!
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Red Snapper + Seasonal
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 15
    $1,295
    price breakdown
    This is a 9-hour trip aimed at targeting the heavily regulated Red Snapper in deep water during our usually short season. Depending on how long it takes you to reach the Red Snapper hotspots, you may also have the chance to target Red Grouper, Scamp Grouper and, on July 1st, Gag Grouper. Mangrove, Lane, Vermillion and Yellowtail Snapper also are regularly caught on these trips off the bottom. You can potentially also target Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, African Pompano and Permit.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,195
    price breakdown
    This trip will last 8 hours minimum and you can target Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, etc. This trip is generally around 35 miles offshore or less depending on where the fish are feeding, which means getting to the depths for bigger Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack, as well as pelagic fish like Cobia. Also, this trip will take you to a good depth to run into Blackfin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $895
    price breakdown
    This trip is for 6 hours minimum and will see you targeting Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and more. This trip is around 25 nautical miles offshore or less.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $895
    price breakdown
    This trip is for 6 hours minimum and will see you targeting Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and more. This trip is around 25 nautical miles offshore or less.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Sharks (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $695
    price breakdown
    Come aboard Best Catch and target a wide variety of different Shark species the Gulf Coast has to offer. From giant Hammerhead Sharks and 14-feet Bull Sharks to 10-feet yummy Blacktip and Spinner Sharks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Sharks (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $695
    price breakdown
    Come aboard Best Catch and target a wide variety of different Shark species the Gulf Coast has to offer. From giant Hammerhead Sharks and 14-feet Bull Sharks to 10-feet yummy Blacktip and Spinner Sharks.
  • Shared trip
    2 x 12 Hour Trips + Lodging Package
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    This is a two-day trip that will see you fishing limits with tons of fish caught. This is for the serious fishermen wanting the full experience with lots of species and lots of fish! You will spend the first day on the water, then spend the night in a lodge, followed by another 12-hour fishing session the following morning.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $595
    price breakdown
    This trip will last 4 hours minimum and will see you targeting Grouper, Snapper, Porgies, Grubbs, Cobia, Kingfish, and Amberjack. This trip can take you up to 17 miles offshore or less.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $595
    price breakdown
    This trip will last 4 hours minimum and will see you targeting Grouper, Snapper, Porgies, Cobia, Kingfish, and Amberjack. This trip can take you up to 20 miles offshore or less.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Beach Sight Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    $595
    price breakdown
    We target the silver kings (Tarpon) by casting Crabs and live baits to the schools of Tarpon on the beaches. These fish jump and put up a fight that anglers all around the world travel to Florida to experience. It is catch and release, but replica mounts are available for a fee. For the fisherman who is looking for a thrill and not dinner, come experience a one of a kind fishing adventure aboard Best Catch chasing these massive, beautiful fish!
  • Shared trip
    2 Day Limit 24 Hr Red Snapper (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 15
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    This lifetime trip begins before sunset and ends before Sundown the following day. We attack Red Snapper at night and day aiming for a 2 day limit of Red Snapper & we also target up to a 2 day limit of Red, Scamp, Black, Yellow Edge and Gag Grouper as well as Mangrove, Lane, Vermillion & Yellowtail Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, African Pompano and Permit! Avid fishermen come fish all day & night & fill your freezers. We will grill up fresh fish while stargazing‼️ Bed, A/C, TV+ onboard!
  • Shared trip
    2 Day Limit Ultimate Fish Adventure
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    This lifetime trip begins before sunset and ends before Sundown the following day. We target a 2 day limit of Red, Scamp, Black, Yellow Edge and Gag Grouper as well as Red, Mutton, Mangrove, Lane, Vermillion & Yellowtail Snapper & Tilefish; plus, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, African Pompano and Permit! Avid fishermen come fish all day & night & fill your freezers. We will grill up fresh fish for you on the water while fishing! Amenities available onboard include bed, tv, radio, A/C, toilet etc.
  • Shared trip
    2 Day Limit 20 Hour Red Snapper
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    20 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 15
    $900
    price breakdown
    This lifetime trip begins before sunset and ends before Sundown the following day. We attack Red Snapper at night and day aiming for a 2 day limit of Red Snapper & we also target up to a 2 day limit of Red, Scamp, Black, Yellow Edge and Gag Grouper as well as Mangrove, Lane, Vermillion & Yellowtail Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, African Pompano and Permit! Avid fishermen come fish all day & night & fill your freezers. We will grill up fresh fish while stargazing‼️ Bed, A/C, TV+ onboard!
  • Shared trip
    Red Snapper 2 Day Bag Limit Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 15
    $700
    price breakdown
    This lifetime trip begins before midnight and ends before Sundown the following day. We attack Red Snapper at night and day aiming for a 2 day limit of Red Snapper & we also target up to a 2 day limit of Red, Scamp, Black, Yellow Edge and Gag Grouper as well as Mangrove, Lane, Vermillion & Yellowtail Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, African Pompano and Permit! Avid fishermen come fish all day & night & fill your freezers. We will grill up fresh fish while stargazing‼️ Bed, A/C, TV+ onboard!
  • Shared trip
    12 Hour Deep Sea Fill the Box Trip!
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    This is the best single day limit trip we have to offer. For serious anglers who want to take lots of fish home and catch the bigger grouper and snapper and have chances at all sorts of fun fish like African Pompano, Permit, Cobia and lots of pelagic fish like Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, etc etc. This is a paired up trip and the price is per person for 6 people. Come have the trip of a lifetime aboard Best Catch with Captain Dan Smith on this Jurassic Fishing Trip!
  • Shared trip
    10 Hour Split Trip Deep Sea
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    This is an excellent trip to Target Red Grouper, Various Snapper including Red Snapper when in season and lots of other possible catches. We will travel up to 60 miles offshore to fill up the fish box. This is a shared trip and is per person rate for 6 people.
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About the Captain

Daniel Smith
Venecia, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since Marzo 2017
Captain Daniel has been fishing since he was a kid and he's been fishing in Venice for over 25 years. Armed with years of knowledge, skills, and an excellent offshore sportfishing boat, Captain Daniel is bound to make your fishing dreams come true. He's got a great personality coupled with a good sense of humor and is loved by all new and returning customers.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Parker Pilothouse (Pilothouse) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha Four stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.60
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half Dan Trip with Best Catch and Captain Dan
Half Dan Trip with Best Catch and Captain Dan
Great Getaway
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
70%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 20, 2020
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Half Dan Trip with Best Catch and Captain Dan

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 29, 2020
After staying at Myakka River State Park all week with no fishing luck, decided to book last minute before our drive home to...
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Great Getaway

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 22, 2020
Overall very good trip. Captain knows his stuff. Found some good stops and did pretty well for a 6 hour trip. Only negatives...
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Fishing with Daniel

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North Port, FL
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   Marzo 18, 2020
It was a fantastic day, great weather, excellent Captain & 1st Mate, and lots of fish in the boat
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Fishing Reports

Whale Sharks and cobia 60 lbs and Red Sn

June 15, 2020

Minn Kota I-pilot with spot lock keeps us right on the spot no anchoring. Catching limits to 30lb red Snapper. Gag grouper to 12 lbs. Scamp Grouper to 7 lbs, Red Grouper to 15 lbs, Jolthead porgues to 10… Read Full Report →